Senior journalist Dileep Padgaonkar passed away in Pune at the age of 72. He was a former editor of the The Times of India. Demise of the renowned journalist was mourned by many on Twitter including Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and other political leaders and many of his colleagues. Padgaonkar began his career in journalism at the age of 24 and joined Times of India as its Paris correspondent after receiving a doctorate in humanities from the Sorbonne in June 1968. He was also among the Kashmir introlocutors appointed by the UPA.